To offer guests seclusion, Wailea Beach Villas has introduced
the “Privacy Sidekick.” This virtual butler service meets clients’
needs discreetly through the use of a T-Mobile Sidekick.
This instant-messaging device is designed to allow guests to
contact a personal concierge without having to compromise privacy
and is available for $100 a day.
“The concept of a ‘Privacy Sidekick’ was invented with VIPs,
celebrities and high-profile guests in mind,” said Maynard
Torchiana, managing director of Wailea Beach Villas. “This is an
innovative approach to fulfilling our guests’ needs with the touch
of a button. We want our guests to enjoy their privacy, while
always having an attentive concierge just a few key strikes
Officials say the “Privacy Sidekick” is the next step in
presenting guests with ultra-personalized attention. For example,
guests can request a fully stocked refrigerator upon arrival from a
snorkeling adventure, refreshments waiting after a long shopping
excursion or a private helicopter tour arranged within hours of
The 98-unit luxury villa resort, managed by Destination Hotels
& Resorts, was designed as an exclusive hideaway for those
seeking solitude. The property offers 20 elevators with access to
private villas and a secured check-in area separate from the lobby
to protect guest anonymity.
Accommodations range in size from 1,800 to 3,100 square feet,
with a choice of two- or three-bedroom floor plans. Villas feature
European kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, large lanais
with built-in barbeques, plunge pools, outdoor showers and
Located on the famous Wailea coastline on Maui, the resort is
nestled in an 11-acre tropical garden and is adjacent to The Shops
at Wailea, a myriad of eateries and neighbor to an array of
world-class, full-service luxury hotels and destination spas.